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Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Documenteers down the film-hole of fun!

Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Documenteers down the film-hole of fun!
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Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Documenteers down the film-hole of fun!

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Episodes

Episode 26: Iron Maiden: Flight 666

6/18/2018
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For episode 27 we introduce Ginger, the newest Documenteer! Then we gotta hop the Bruce Dickinson helmed "Ed Force One" tour jet and follow the band around the world in the 2009 rock-doc "Iron Maiden: Flight 666" by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen. What is it about Iron Maiden that resonates across generations and creates such a passionate fervor in fans all over the world? Let the band and the fans tell you. This ain't about drinkin', druggin' and babes. It's about the music and the family that...

Duration:01:26:25

Episode 26: Evil Genius

6/11/2018
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For the 26th episode we break new ground as Bob Sham and Angela take on their first docuseries for the podcast! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! This week we discuss the Netflix original documentary series “Evil Genius” directed by Barbara Schroeder and produced by Trey Borzillieri. One day in Eerie, Pennsylvania a pizza delivery man named Brian Wells walked into the PNC bank with a bomb around his neck holding a note requesting a large sum of money. What happened? How? Why? Who? Is it a genius...

Duration:01:18:04

Episode 25: American Movie

6/3/2018
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If this episode 25 was a 90's comic book, it would have a card stock cover and a hologram on it. But it's not a 90's comic book. It's a podcast. It's a podcast about documentaries, and this episode is like putting on a comfy pair of slippers. Bob Sham and Stuart Von discuss the 1999 Chris Smith (Welcome Back, Kotter...i mean, Chris)classic documentary "American Movie". A movie about a man in northwest Minneapolis, his dream to make the great American film, and the memorable people in and...

Duration:00:51:19

Episode 24: 30 for 30: Without Bias

5/28/2018
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Drew and Bob hop aboard episode 24 and continue their 30 for 30 journey. If hot talk of college basketball from two months ago doesn't get your fancy tickled, then prepare your heart and mind for the tragic tale of Len Bias. A kid many say is the greatest who never played professionally. Kirk Fraser's ESPN 30 for 30 "Without Bias" tells of how the death of one young man can rock a community to its core. Also I accidentally called Kirk Fraser "Ken", so get excited and enjoy this text version...

Duration:00:43:31

Episode 23: Shy Boys: IRL

5/21/2018
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It's 23 and me...and you...and this episode is very genetically white. The word "Incel" (involuntary celibate) is now known by everyone from your college roommate to your dad for all the worst reasons. Bob and Jonni break down the sad scene in the 2011 short documentary "Shy Boys: IRL" by Sara Gardephe. Sara got in on the terminology before some bottled up psychos stabbed, shot, and ran over innocent people and her film is available to watch for free on Vimeo and Youtube. Are all incels one...

Duration:01:01:53

Episode 22: The Rachel Divide

5/14/2018
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It's episode DEUCEDEUCE and this episode is HOT 'N' READY! The newest Documenteer, Akil, joins Bob Sham for the new Netflix documentary "The Rachel Divide" by Laura Brownson. The story of Rachel Dolezal, the woman who claims to be a trans-racial black woman who was born white, unfolds in all it's cringworthy glory. Shit gets intense. Shit gets weird. Akil and Bob do the world a favor, and pretty much figure everything out in this episode. You're welcome.

Duration:01:30:27

Episode 21: Lot Lizard

5/7/2018
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It's the 21st Episode. An episode that begs the question, "How brave is your penis?" It's addiction, poverty, and truck stop sex-working galore as we explore the evening ladies (and one dude) of the great american interstates and highways. Bob and Angela discuss "Lot Lizard" by director Alexander Perlman. Streamable for no extra charge if you have Amazon Prime. Join us as we parse through a cavalcade of memorable personalities. Some got syphilis. Others will burn you with a cigarette. One...

Duration:01:11:50

Episode 20: Enlighten Us

4/27/2018
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Can you believe it's been 20 episodes already?! 20 delicious episodes of the greatest podcast about documentaries ever! Accept this offering, oh mighty Herzog. Jonni and Bob delve into the world of spiritual motivation and its hazards as it follows around one troublesome/troubled guru with a serial killer name in the 2016 CNN film "Enlighten Us" by director Jenny Carchman. Streamable as of this posting on Netflix. James Arthur Ray (aka JAR) hosted a retreat (for $10,000) where three people...

Duration:01:13:37

Episode 19: Get Me Roger Stone

4/23/2018
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In this our 19th episode, we look back on the life of the most vicious alligator in the swamp and how what happened in the election year of 2016 really wasn't that much of a shock in the whole scheme of things. Stuart and Bob watched the Netflix original documentary "Get Me Roger Stone" by Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme. You may think you're tired of all the Trump era rigamarole, but this doc, for all it's snideness and sneering, is rather enlightening. A film that could be an...

Duration:00:54:15

Episode 18: Andre the Giant

4/16/2018
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Hot off the HBO presses! For the 18th episode of Documenteers Drew joins Bob for a documentary that isn't a 30 for 30. The Dox discuss the new HBO Documentary "Andre the Giant" by Jason Hehir. Andre was larger than life. Literally. Life couldn't hold him. His legacy paved way for legend and so many years after his death his mythology lives on as strong as ever. Bob Sham and Drew discuss the doc and rub Herzog lotion all over it. Also, is Shamco studios...Huh huh huh HAUNTED?!?!? Let Bob's...

Duration:01:14:46

Episode 17: Take Your Pills

4/9/2018
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Oh My Gawd, Becca. It's episode 17 already. We gotta buy some adderall from your brother and go drink schnapps with Billy over by the playground. We assume that type of scenario has occurred in the lives of the young people we meet in Alison Klayman's new Netflix documentary "Take Your Pills". It's about the rise and reach of adderall, and the history of us feeding amphetamines to kids. It might just be a commercial for certain personality types. The Documenteers tackle this educational...

Duration:01:01:22

Episode 16: 30 for 30: Muhammad and Larry

4/2/2018
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It's been a sweet 16 episodes of your favorite documentary-themed podcast! Bob Sham and Drew get back into the 30 for 30 way of things with Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan's "Muhammad and Larry". This film chronicles an aspect of the legendary Muhammad Ali that doesn't get discussed too much...the times he got his ass beat. It happens to the best of us, and even Ali had to lose eventually. But the guy who beat him, Larry Holmes, defended his title a record 16 times over the years and yet...

Duration:00:42:16

Episode 15: A Hole in the Head

3/26/2018
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It's a mighty keen episode 15, and we're here to discuss a rather gorey procedure with supposedly interesting results in Eli Kabillio's 1998 documentary "A Hole in the Head". The ancient procedure of trepanation goes back thousands of years, and as it turns out people can come up with a myriad of reasons to drill a hole into their skull. This doc can be found easily on YouTube. If you feel like Documenteers doesn't make fun of hippies enough, this is the episode for you. Will Bob and Jonni...

Duration:00:58:28

Episode 14: Call Me Lucky

3/19/2018
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For the 14th episode of Documenteers, we cover just about all ranges of emotions watching the 2015 biographical documentary "Call Me Lucky" by Bobcat Goldthwait. Bob Sham and Angela are brought into the humorous and dark world of Barry Crimmins. The comedian/activist who we lost just late last February. The emotions get heavy as we discuss easily the most disturbing crime so far. Documentaries can be sad. This film is also deftly funny and fascinating. It's streaming on Netflix right now....

Duration:01:17:49

Episode 13: Nintendo Quest

3/13/2018
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It's a baker's dozen 13th episode! This is like the bearclaw that gets thrown in with your dozen if your donut guy is cool. We go on our first Kickstarter funded odyssey as a Canadian super-nerd/rock-drummer goes on a quest to find all 678 original Nintendo games licensed in North America. "Nintendo Quest" by Rob McCallum gets the Herzog treatment and Bob Sham and Stuart Von break down all the riveting one-sided phone conversations. How good a film does $40,000 get you? Blow into that copy...

Duration:01:03:36

Episode 12: American Jedi

3/5/2018
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We've made it to a dozen free-range episodes and it's time to go full nerd. We watch a few hopeful nerds, with different troubled backgrounds, go out into the woods so a circle of other nerds can determine if they will be Jedi Knights. We watched 2017's "American Jedi" by Bronies director Laurent Malaquais. Pop culture blurs with spirituality as Bob Sham and Jonni take a critical eye (and a critical thigh) to what may or may not just be LARPing. Will these cloak-hooded enthusiasts convince...

Duration:01:17:45

Episode 11: 30 for 30: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

2/26/2018
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Episode 11 brings us our fourth 30 for 30 documentary. Drew steps back into the curtains and we discuss one of the more notorious in the ESPN documentary series. Mike Tollin's "Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?" The sordid, fun, and ridiculous story of the birth and death of a spring-time pro football league. It features a major, well-known, personality that evicts an emotional response from people whenever his name and image appear. That's right. I'm talking about Burt Reynolds. BANDIT...

Duration:00:46:33

Episode 10: Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

2/19/2018
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Can you believe it's been 10 episodes already? Angela returns, and that means TRUE CRIME DOC TIME! We do our first serial killer doc and Aileen Wuornos starts us down this dark road with Nick Broomfield's 1993 film "Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer". Now streamable on Netflix. Join us in this illicit Floridian maze of murder, money, betrayal, human bombs, and wolf slavers. It was one of the earliest portrayals of the Aileen Wuornos case and it helped set a precedent of how...

Duration:01:13:54

Episode 8: Jesus Camp

2/5/2018
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Episode 8 kicks off our fourth Documenteers series on religious themed Dox®. Our freshest Documenteer, Jonni Greth, has more than a little bit of experience regarding the brand of Christianity that is featured in the notorious 2006 documentary "Jesus Camp" directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. Each co-host represents a different doc topic. Each show reflects a different personality in discussing some hot Dox®. Jonni eps, not unlike this one, might get deep and they might get personal....

Duration:01:18:13

Episode 7: 30 for 30: The Two Bills **Super Special Super Bowl Edition**

2/3/2018
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What a super day for a super bowl! It's an episode seven Super Bowl Sunday edition as Bob Sham and Drew jump waaaaaaay ahead of their 30 for 30 count and review last Thursday's "The Two Bills" by Ken Rodgers. Hear the tumultuous tale of Doom and Darth Vader, and maybe even a few fashion tips. Will Belicheck get a 6th win for Super Bowl 52? What stunning secret did Drew discover about Bill Parcells? Will Ken Rodgers get the hate/love that he's looking for? Will Philadelphia survive whatever...

Duration:00:51:32